Posts Tagged ‘ Pregnancy Tips From Women’s HealthFirst ’

New Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom On Sex Life Of Teens

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September 6, 2012

The conventional wisdom that teenagers who are not ready for sexual intercourse are experimenting with oral sex on large scale is being challenged by new data on the subject. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of teenagers and young adults have had oral sex — about as many ... read more


New Study Finds Depression During Pregnancy Linked To Premature Births

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July 26, 2012

Women who have depression symptoms during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver prematurely, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds. Researchers found that of more than 14,000 pregnant women, those who screened positive for possible clinical depression had an increased chance of preterm birth, with 14 percent delivering ... read more


New CDC Study Finds 1 In 13 Pregnant Women Consume Alcohol

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July 25, 2012

Despite repeated warnings from healthcare professionals about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, a new study reveals that as many as 1 in 13 pregnant women, or about 8 percent of expectant mothers, consume alcohol. The study, published in the July 20 issue of the CDC's journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, finds that 51.5% ... read more


Study Says Diet During Pregnancy Is Safe, Reduces Risk Of Complications

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May 28, 2012

A new study published in the May 18 issue of the British Medical Journal finds that it is not only safe for a pregnant woman to go on a diet, but it can even be benficial and reduce the risk of dangerous complications. The study, which analyzed 44 relevant studies comprised of more than 7,200 women, ... read more


U.S. Fertility Trends Relatively Stable; Children Born To Unmarried Couples On The Rise

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May 9, 2012

While many fertility trends have remained stable in the U.S. over the last decade, there is one that is bucking this trend: the number of first births among unmarried couples who were living together. According to a new report by the National Survey of Family Growth, that figure has risen from 12% of first births ... read more


Low Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Linked To Language Problems In Children

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April 12, 2012

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that women with low levels of vitamin D in their blood during pregnancy increase their odds of having a child with language problems. Of the 743 pregnant women who participated in the study, those with the lowest amounts of vitamin D in their blood during their ... read more


Flu Shots During Pregnancy May Be Beneficial To Babies

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February 22, 2012

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), vaccinating pregnant women against the influenza virus appears to have a significant positive effect on birth weight in babies. The study, part of the Mother'sGift project on the safety and effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines in pregnant women, examined 340 healthy ... read more


New Study Finds C-Section Delivery Not Always Best For Small Babies

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February 13, 2012

Contrary to coventional wisdom, Cesarean sections are no safer than vaginal delivery for infants who are born early or who are small for their age, according to a new study by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In fact, C-sections might actually lead to a greater risk of respiratory problems and other complications in these infants, ... read more


Pregnancy Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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January 20, 2012

Carrying a child to term is a wonderful experience, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. How do you know whether that sudden ache is normal or something that warrants a late night call to your Women's HealthFirst doctor? While some symptoms may be more or less urgent depending on how far along you ... read more


Seeing Double: CDC Report Says Older Mothers, Fertility Treatments Causing Surge In Twins

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January 12, 2012

If it seems as though there are more and more twins being born, it's not because you're seeing double, it's because there are. The number of twins born in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the last three decades, a result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s when the chances ... read more